UN Experts: Mass Trial in Bahrain Violated Human Rights – Torture, Enforced Disappearances, and Unfair Trials

On 5 November 2018, five UN rights experts published an allegation letter concerning the unfair mass trial of 138 Bahraini citizens for their alleged involvement in a terror cell, named the Zulfiqar Brigades by the government. In the letter, the experts, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges[…]

ADHRB Unequivocally Condemns Bahrain’s Unopposed Election to the UN Human Rights Council

Today, 12 October 2018, United Nations (UN) member states voted to allow Bahrain a seat on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). Bahrain ran unopposed, effectively guaranteeing it membership despite an atrocious record of systematic human rights violations, including consistent acts of reprisal against activists for engaging with the HRC itself.  Americans for Democracy &[…]

ADHRB Announces Successful INTERPOL Red Notice Deletion for Bahraini Activist

Click here for a copy of this statement in Arabic. INTERPOL’s Commission for the Control of Files (CCF) recently deleted a Red Notice issued against a Bahraini activist (who will remain nameless to preserve the confidentiality of the INTERPOL process and to protect identity), following a request for removal by Americans for Democracy & Human[…]

ADHRB Highlights Rights Abuses by Bahraini Officials During Formula One Race Activities

Read a pdf of this statement here. In advance of the Formula One Grand Prix Event in Sakhir, Bahrain on 8 April 2018, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) expresses its distress at human rights violations that have occurred surrounding the race in past years. ADHRB also calls upon Formula One to[…]

Twenty-Six NGOs Call for Immediate and Unconditional Release of Bahraini Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab, Prior to His Trial Tomorrow

Tomorrow, 12 July 2016, the trial of the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab begins. Facing charges related to comments on the social media website Twitter, Rajab may be sentenced to more than ten years in prison. We, the undersigned NGOs, hold the government of Bahrain responsible for the deterioration of Rajab’s health due to[…]